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The Island of Elba

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Discover quaint villages, white-sand bays and more on the delightful island of Elba from your base in beautiful Marciana Marina

Marciana Marina - Chiessi - Marina di Campo - Villa San Martino - Capoliveri - Porto Azzuro

Take to the waters to explore Elba’s rugged coastline, admire lush landscapes dottted with colourful wildflowers and zig-zag your way through historic towns pausing to sample some of Italy’s most succulent seafood.

Touring

8 Days from £639

Was from £839

Jun 2017 - Oct 2018 Departures

Overview

What's included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included holiday highlights

  • 
 Hotel in the pretty fishing village of Marciana
  • Visit quaint villages and the white-sand bay of Marina di Campo
  • Discover San Martino Villa, Napoleon’s summer house
  • See Eastern Elba’s treasures, including a Roman mining town

Itinerary

Depart on your scheduled flight to Pisa. Transfer to Piombino from where you’ll take the ferry to Elba. Then it’s just a short journey to your hotel on the edge of the beautiful village of Marciana Marina.

Join our half-day included tour of the island. First stop is the tiny village of Chiessi, before you journey along the picturesque south coast to the colourful harbour and white-sand bay of Marina di Campo. Take in the scenery as you travel inland to Villa San Martino – Napoleon’s summer house.

Today is free for you to spend as you wish. You could head to Portoferraio, which is easily reached by bus. The Civic Museum displays many archaeological discoveries from as far back as the 8th century BC. The town is also home to Elba’s oldest Roman villa, the Villa Grotte

After breakfast you may choose to join an optional half-day walk through Elba’s stunning scenery. Highlights include the ancient mountain hamlet of Poggio, San Cerbone Chapel, the Pisan fortress and the 11th century Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte. This lovely walk ends with a gentle descent to the village of Marciana Alta. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel.

There’s more of Elba to discover today during our included half-day tour of the east of the island. You’ll explore the remote Roman mining town of Capoliveri then continue on to the modern resort of Porto Azzuro.

Join our optional excursion to Napoleon’s Winter Palace, Villa Dei Mulini, where the exiled French emperor made plans to once again conquer Europe. You’ll also visit the 18th Century wine farm La Chiusa, where you’ll get the chance to taste up to 5 different wines.


Alternatively, spend your final two days exploring at your own pace. Why not stroll around the Cotone Quarter to admire the beautiful architecture, or explore medieval Marciana. Here you can ride the cableway to the summit of Monte Capanne – Elba’s highest point.


You could also choose to admire Elba’s beauty from the sea with a two-hour cruise on board ‘The Nautilus’, a glass-bottomed vessel that will introduce you to the underwater wonders of the Mediterranean. Your skipper will point out the amazing sight of a shipwrecked boat from the 1970s.

Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to Pisa for your flight home.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Legend, Mystery and Intrigue

Legend, Mystery and Intrigue

from £29

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Discover the hidden Elba, with our local walking guide, along historic and panoramic woodland pathways.
After a 10 min bus ride to Poggio, our guide will introduce you to this remarkable hamlet before a 40 minute gradual but constant uphill rise through beautiful woodlands (4km approx.). Following a short rest at the ancient chapel of San Cerbone, we continue on (2km approx.) up to the top of the sanctuary of the ‘Madonna dell Monte’ (moderate to Strenuous).
Time to explore Marciana, perhaps an ice-cream or a cold beer before catching the bus back to the Hotel. Don’t forget your walking boots, walking poles not necessary but can be very useful.

Moderate-Strenuous Walking – Scenic – three quarter Day

Napoleons Winter Villa and wine tasting

Napoleons Winter Villa and wine tasting

from £60

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Your day begins with a scenic drive to Portoferraio where on arrival you will be taken on a guided tour of Villa Dei Mulini, former winter residence of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Although Napoleon's exile on Elba was brief, he left behind a considerable cultural and historical patrimony.
Your excursion will then take you to the 18th Century wine farm “La Chiusa” which sits between Portoferraio and Azzurro.

On arrival you will get to taste up to 5 different wines, all very superior and occasionally the grappa gets tasted too, this is set with a back drop of the sea and the old port and historical centre of Portoferraio in view.

Half day – Moderate Walking – Beautiful Scenery.

Prebookable Package

Prebookable Package

from £84

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You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Legend, Mystery and Intrigue / Napoleons Winter Villa and wine tasting

Accommodation

The 3-star Hotel Gabbiano Azzurro is situated just a short walk from the waterfront of the colourful fishing village of Marciana Marina.

Hotel facilities include a breakfast room, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer and a TV.

Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel - Marciana Marina

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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Duration

Was

Now

Status

 

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 07 June 2017

8 Days

£839

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 07 June 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 21 June 2017

8 Days

£639

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 21 June 2017

8 Days

£639

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

British Airways

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Lufthansa

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

British Airways - BA

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Lufthansa - LH

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Departs

13:10 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:30 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 30 August 2017

8 Days

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 06 September 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 06 September 2017

8 Days

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 06 September 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 13 September 2017

8 Days

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

British Airways

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Lufthansa

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

British Airways - BA

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Lufthansa - LH

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Departs

13:10 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:30 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 13 September 2017

8 Days

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 04 October 2017

8 Days

£739

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 04 October 2017

Departs

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Departs

12:35 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 16 May 2018

8 Days

£819

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 06 June 2018

8 Days

£839

£789

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 06 June 2018

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 29 August 2018

8 Days

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 12 September 2018

8 Days

£859

£809

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 03 October 2018

8 Days

£739

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 03 October 2018

Departs

08:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Departs

13:05 Pisa (Galileo Galilei)

Arrives

14:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Customer Quotes

Every Travelsphere customer is asked to fill out a questionnaire when they return from their holiday so we can see how we have done and to ensure we maintain our high standards.

Below are a selection of customer quotes taken directly from the customer questionnaires:

The Holiday was enjoyable, our holiday representative was excellent, hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. a beautiful iland to visit a feeling of safety when out on walk.
Mrs Sylvia Hill- Ruardean
 
The Island of Elba - 2014
Our tour manager Dara was absolutly excellent, she was attentive throughout our stay, a good adviser,and very highly informative on the history, she helped to make the holiday a great success.
Mr Julian Jhonson- Salisbury
 
The Island of Elba - 2015

What our Tour Managers say

We asked our Tour Manager to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

I love this tour because Elba is a lesser known and therefore less busy part of Italy with many small beaches and rocky coves along with hilltop villages and fascinating architecture to admire.
Brenda Gill - Tour Manager
 
The Island of Elba - September 2016